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Clinical Nurse Specialist – Hillingdon Hospital

Older women are not routinely called every 3 years for mammograms. If you would like to continue to be screened for breast cancer by having a mammogram and you are over 65 years of age, please ask your GP to refer you - the service is free under the NHS. Sister Liz Paterson at Hillingdon Hospital gives practical advice and support.

Clinical Nurse Specialist – Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge
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Health Services: Clinics, Hospitals and Health Centres
01895 279 794/ 01895 279 738
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Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm Tuesday, Thursday 9.00am - 4.00pm

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